Attn: Parents/guardians of Squamish Elementary kindergarten students

During the first week of the 2015/16 school year, all kindergarten students will be in attendance on Wednesday Sept. 9th and Thursday Sept. 10th. Each day will have a morning or an afternoon session. Information about whether your child will be in the morning or afternoon session will be available on Wednesday Sept. 2nd. There will be no classes for kindergarten students on Friday Sept. 11. The following week kindergarten students will be in attendance for the full day. We look forward to meeting all of you and your children next week.

Thank you


Welcome to Ecole Squamish Elementary!

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

School will be beginning shortly and below is some key information that you will want to be aware of in preparation for your child’s return to school or if your child is attending our school for the first time. Further information will be sent out via email and posted on the webpage Monday, August 31st.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th. Students enrolled in grades 1 – 6 will attend school for one hour from 9 – 10 am.

Kindergarten students will not attend Tuesday, and they will be on a gradual reentry throughout the week. Further information for our new Kindergarten students will be sent via post and email. If you do not receive the information by next Wednesday, September 2nd, please call us and we will get the information to you asap.

If your child plans to attend our school but you are NOT able to come on the first day, please let us know so we can keep you in our numbers.

Students in grades 1 – 6 who are new to the school will meet in the gym and after the bell, will be taken to the a class of their peers. You might be nervous! Don’t worry. We are a very friendly school!

We will be having a Welcome Assembly at 9:30 and parents are welcome to attend. At that assembly the staff will be introduced including the new principal and vice principal!

School supplies – there is a change this year and instead of parents purchasing supplies we are asking parents to pay $45 that will cover all the required supplies your child needs for the school year. The supplies should be here when the students arrive and the payment can be done the first week of school.

The administration team Rose Mackenzie (principal) and Chris Matheson (vice-principal) will be in the week of August 31st to September 4th. Please email, call or drop by with your questions or just to say hello.

We look forward in meeting the students and families of Ecole Squamish Elementary and the staff are very excited about the new school year.

What’s Happening: June 22nd – 27th


Thanks to everyone who made our Annual Flap Jack Friday a big success!

Here is what’s happening next week:

Monday June 22nd: Farewell Assembly 11 am; Grade 6 Potluck lunch 1 pm.

Tuesday June 23rd: French K/1’s to Alice Lake. Tom Lee Instrument Return – After school:  TomLeeInstrumentReturn2014-2015SQES

Wednesday, June 24th: Nerd Day; Mr. and Mrs. Parker’s classes to Science World

Thursday, June 25th: Last Day – One hour only.

June 15th – 21st

Hello – sorry I did not get this out on Friday.  Between Sports Day and Grad it was a little busy! Aedan

Aedan was Mayor for a Day today!  Congratulations!

Tomorrow, (Tuesday) we have a dress rehearsal for the band concert right after announcements, and the band concert is at 5:30 pm. Students should arrive at 5 pm and go to the band room. Mrs. Lapointe’s class is going to Brennan Park and the campground for a picnic.  We have a fire drill at 10:30 the NEW French Immersion Kindergarten orientation at 11 am. At 3 pm, the Here Be Monsters Book to Movie Club will happen in the library ’til 5:30 pm.

Wednesday: Mrs. Drinovz’ class is showing a movie in the library for K/1 students. It is King Julian from Madagascar. Please bring a loonie to support children in Africa. The K/1 French Immersion students are going to the pool in the morning; Grade 5/6 French Immersion students are going to the pool in the afternoon. There will be a freezie sale after school, $1 in front of the school. The Maze Runner Book to Movie Club is after school as well.

Thursday: There are Awards for First Nations Students at Totem hall at 5:30 pm.

Friday: The Pancake Breakfast is on from 9 – 10 am. Please bring your own plate, cutlery and a toonie donation. In the afternoon we will be watching the talent show (1:15 – 2:15). Mrs. Parker’s class is going to the pool and Mrs. Binning’s and Mrs. Edward’s classes are going to the Gondola.

Next Week:

Monday, June 22nd: Farewell Assembly in Gym at 11 am. Potluck lunch for grade 6’s at 1 pm.

Tuesday, June 23rd: Early French Immersion trip to Alice Lake.

Wed. June 24th: School Spirit Day – Nerd Day. Mr. and Mrs. Parker to Science World.

Thurs. June 25th: One hour of school – dismissal at 10 am. Fri., June 26th –

Administrative day – school closed.

June 8th – 12th

Here is what’s happening this week!

Monday:  Our grade 6’s went on a visit to Don Ross
Tuesday: Mrs. Lapp’s class is going on a community walkabout
Wednesday: Mrs. Georgie-Embree’s class to Taekwondo; English Kindergarten Orientation for next year 10:30 am; PAC Meeting 7 pm.
Thursday: Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat for tomorrow – we are going rain or shine.
Friday: Sports Day! Hot Lunch!

June 1st – 5th


Thanks to the parents who helped out at Hot Lunch today.  We appreciate the time you give to our school.

On Monday, we are celebrating Canada Day one month early.  We will all be wearing red and white!
On Tuesday there is a mountain bike race after school.  Thanks to Mr. Parker for organizing this.
On Wednesday, there will be Girls’ group at lunch with Mrs. Paxton.
On Friday, there will be talent show auditions at lunchtime.  The talent show will be Friday, June 19th after lunch.


May 25th – 29th

Norman Foote Plays, Dads Dance, Kids Sing!  Thanks, Mr. Chan for Organizing and Conducting!

Norman Foote Plays, Dads Dance, Kids Sing! Thanks, Mr. Chan for Organizing and Conducting!

Monday: Author Dan Bar-El here to talk about his book, Not Your Typical Dragon to K-2; Earthkids at lunch with Mrs. Paxton; Mrs. Lapointe’s and Mrs. Barlas’ classes to gondola; Bike Race after school at DRSS.
Tuesday: Meg Toom here for Bear Aware presentations; Mrs. Barlas to Seniors’ Centre; High Jump at lunch.
Wednesday: Grade 5/6 French Immersion to pool in afternoon; Track and Field after school at DRSS.
Thursday: Track and Field after school at DRSS.